Hand, Foot, and Ankle Care in Greater Richmond

When hand, foot, or ankle pain slows you down, visit the orthopedic specialists at Chippenham Hospital. We have the advanced tools and technology to diagnose what’s causing you pain and will create a personalized plan to restore function and get you back to your normal activities.

In addition to complex surgery to repair muscles, tendons, nerves, and blood vessels, we offer nonsurgical rehabilitation and pain treatments. When surgery is necessary, you can trust our expertise to help you get moving again.

Hand and Upper Extremity Conditions We Treat

Symptoms of a hand, wrist, elbow, or shoulder condition include pain, weakness, numbness, swelling, or tingling. We have the expertise to evaluate, treat, and rehabilitate a variety of common and complex conditions, such as:

  • Arthritis: including osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
  • Bursitis: inflammation of the fluid sacs between the joints in the wrist, elbow, or shoulder
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome: median nerve compression in the wrist
  • Deformations: extra digits or finger webbing
  • Dupuytren’s contracture: thickening and tightening of tissues in the palm
  • Fractures and dislocations: of the hand, wrist, elbow, arm, and shoulder
  • Ganglion cysts: fluid-filled bump on the joints or tendons in the wrist or hand
  • Ligament injuries: sprains and complete tears
  • Nail bed injuries: caused by blunt force trauma
  • Nerve damage: including the ulnar nerve in the elbow and radial nerve in the shoulder
  • Rotator cuff damage: shoulder condition caused by aging or injury
  • Tendon damage (flexor, extensor, bicep): torn and completely severed tendons
  • Tendonitis: inflammation caused by repetitive strain, as in tennis elbow
  • Trigger finger: trapped tendon that causes a bent finger
  • Tumors: cancerous and noncancerous masses in the hands and upper extremities

Advanced Treatments for Hand and Upper Extremity Conditions

Chippenham Hospital’s orthopedic specialists are skilled in hand, arm, elbow, and shoulder complexities. Our team always chooses the least invasive treatments for your condition.

Nonsurgical Treatments for Hand and Arm Conditions

  • Physical therapy and rehabilitation: Improve function and strength with a certified hand therapist and other professionals experienced in upper extremity conditions.
  • Nerve stimulation techniques: Deliver low-voltage electrical current to relieve pain, as in transcutaneous nerve stimulation (TENS) therapy.
  • Custom splinting: Devices designed to protect, support, and correct healing of a variety of conditions affecting the hands, wrists, elbows, and shoulders.
  • Injected medicines: Reduce pain and swelling using corticosteroids and anti-inflammatory medicines.

Hand and Upper Extremity Surgeries We Offer

  • Arthroscopy (wrist, elbow, and shoulder joints): Involves inserting a tube with a tiny camera and a light into the joint to view inside. Surgeons can diagnose and repair a variety of conditions affecting the ligaments, bones, cartilage, or tendons.
  • Carpal tunnel release: Performed as an open or minimally invasive procedure to release pressure on the compressed median nerve in the wrist.
  • Closed reduction and fixation: Realign and hold broken bones in place with internal fixtures, such as rods or wires.
  • Joint replacement: Replace joint surfaces with artificial implants using a variety of shoulder replacement techniques.
  • Ligament and tendon repair and reconstruction: Repair sprains and strains in the fingers, hands, wrists, elbows, and shoulders.
  • Microsurgery: Repair compressed or severed nerves and blood vessels in the hands and wrists, including finger replantation.
  • Rotator cuff shoulder repair: Reattach the tendon to the upper arm bone in a complete tear. In a partial tear, the surgeon trims and smooths the tendon and bone.
  • Tommy John surgery (TJS): Replace an injured ulnar collateral ligament in the elbow with a tendon taken from another part of the body.

Foot and Ankle Conditions We Treat

When toe, foot, or ankle problems cause pain or limit your mobility, our foot specialists (called podiatrists), and other professionals can help. We offer highly specialized care for a variety of disorders of the foot and ankle, including:

  • Achilles tendon disorders: including tendonitis and rupture
  • Ankle sprains: tears in the ligaments
  • Arthritis: including osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
  • Bunions: bump on the side of the foot at the big toe
  • Deformations: including flat feet or high arches
  • Fractures: of the heel, ankle, and talus
  • Ganglion cysts: fluid-filled bump on the joints or tendons in the ankle or foot
  • Hammer toes: bent second, third, or fourth toes
  • Heel spurs: calcium deposits on the underside of the heel bone
  • Ligament injuries: including sprains and complete tears
  • Morton’s neuroma: pinched or thickened nerve at the ball of the foot
  • Nail bed injuries: caused by blunt force trauma
  • Plantar fasciitis: heel pain caused by inflammation
  • Stress fractures in the foot and ankle: tiny bone cracks caused by repeated impacts
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome: causing compressed tibial nerve
  • Tendonitis: inflammation caused by repetitive strain, as in tibial tendonitis

Advanced Treatments for Foot and Ankle Conditions

Chippenham Hospital’s foot and ankle specialists use the most effective approaches possible to help you live pain-free.

  • Physical therapy and rehabilitation: Improve function and strength with physical and occupational therapists experienced in rehabilitating foot and ankle conditions.
  • Bracing, orthotics, and other devices: Stabilize and support the ankle and foot to reduce pain.
  • Injected medicines: Reduce pain and swelling using corticosteroids and anti-inflammatory medicines.

Foot and Ankle Surgeries We Offer

  • Arthroscopy (ankle joint): Involves inserting a tube with a tiny camera and a light into the joint to view inside. Surgeons can diagnose and repair a variety of conditions affecting the ligaments, bones, cartilage, or tendons.
  • Bunionectomy: Bunion removal.
  • Fusion surgery: Attach two bones, such as ankle fusion or transfibular, midfoot, and subtalar fusion to improve stability.
  • Ligament and tendon repair and reconstruction: Repair sprains and strains in the ankle and foot.
  • Open reduction and fixation: Realign and hold a broken bone in place using internal fixtures, such as rods or wires.

Highly Specialized Care for Your Hand, Foot, and Ankle Pain

At Chippenham Hospital, we provide expert medical and surgical care for your hand, foot, and ankle conditions. Patients choose us for:

  • Board-certified specialists. Your care comes from board-certified doctors and orthopedic surgeons. Many of our doctors are also fellowship trained in their field.
  • Specialized programs before and after surgery. In addition to advanced diagnostics, our hospital also offers pain management services and outpatient physical therapy rehabilitation, all under one roof. This includes rehabilitation from licensed professionals and certified hand therapists who understand orthopedic conditions.
  • Compassionate care throughout the journey. We’re here every step of the way with case management and care coordination customized to your needs.
  • Care in a full-service hospital. If you need surgery, it’s at a hospital with all the services and amenities you need for a comfortable recovery.